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# investors

Last year
# long-term leases
Taoiseach dismisses concerns about investor funds selling homes between each other for €1.7m
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the solution is ramping up supply.
All time
# Michael O'Leary
Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'
Michael O’Leary said the company will remain “cautious” throughout the rest of its financial year.
# back to reality
Nintendo slumps after investors realise it won't make much money from Pokémon Go
The slump has wiped €6 billion from the company’s market value.
Breakdown: Here’s where nearly 2,000 site visits were carried out by potential investors since 2011
Unsurprisingly, Dublin came out on top with 973 visits in the past five years.
# Global Football
Chinese investors shell out €377m for stake in Man City
The consortium has purchased shares in the Premier League club just weeks after Chinese president Xi Jinping visited.
# Breakdown
County by county: Here's where site visits are being carried out by potential investors
Dublin came out on top with 96 visits, followed by Cork, Limerick and Waterford all with 19 visits each.
# good crowd
Start-ups, investors and Eva Longoria – Day 1 of the Web Summit
Dublin’s Web Summit being held in the RDS opened to huge crowds today.
# Confidence boost
Investor confidence in Irish economy hits four-year high
Over 80% of investors are positive on Ireland’s prospects, up from 10% in 2010.
# Under the Hammer
Rush for homes as property market "changes dramatically" in Galway
An all-day auction is set to take place in Galway on Friday.
# wheres the beef
Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef
The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.
# Upturn
Eight out of ten investors positive on Ireland's prospects
Driven on by better economic news, investors have a bigger appetite for risk.
# Ch-Ch-Changes
Explainer: What's the deal with Twitter's profile redesign?
After launching a redesigned home page last month, why does Twitter want to make profile pages look more like Facebook?
# bank funding
Another day another bond sale, this time €750m from Bank of Ireland
The bonds have a maturity of five years.
# In hot water
Facebook and banks face lawsuit over misleading investors
The company and numerous banks have been accused of selectively disclosing parts of its revenue outlook before its IPO in May 2012.
# Treasury Bills
Ireland to sell €500 million Treasury Bills this week
The auction is the latest in a series of measures undertaken by the National Treasury Management Agency as it looks to return Ireland to normal lending markets.
# Fundraising
Bank of Ireland raises €250 million in sale of subordinated debt
The beleaguered bank has ventured back into the fundraising markets.
# Zut alors!
Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover
It caught the attention of the investing class…
# Web Summit
Dublin Web Summit: Credit and debit cards could become a thing of the past
In the future people will want to be able to make payments directly from their current account using their phone, rather than a card, the Dublin Web Summit heard today.
Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?
ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.
# Facebook
Facebook posts $157m loss in first results since IPO launch
The loss stemmed from accounting rules requiring Facebook to set aside reserves from restricted stock units before 2011.
# Markets
Spanish borrowing costs hit record high
Investor action this morning reflects growing scepticism about efforts to stabilise Spain’s banks.
# Default
The 20 countries with the highest probability of default
Ireland has made the list – unsurprisingly – but where does it rank?
# the markets
Going down: Markets fall across Europe as Spain sells off €2.9bn of bonds
Spain paid a higher interest rate on the short-term bonds as markets have reacted badly to the ongoing uncertainty in Greece and the wider eurozone.
# Euro
Euro dips following French and Greek election results
Investors are concerned political upheaval could derail government austerity measures and worsen the bloc’s debt problems.
# Scams
Irish Stock Exchange warns investors about 'too good to be true' scams
The ISE has seen an increase in attempted ‘boiler room scams’ in the past few weeks.
# Facebook facts
10 things we've learned from Facebook's IPO
Why did Mark Zuckerberg spend $800,000 on planes last year?
# Greece
Greece nears debt reduction deal with bondholders
A tentative new agreement would see the country’s private debts slashed by around 60 per cent over time.
# News Corp
Murdoch family to come under pressure at News Corp AGM
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and sons will likely face the ire of shareholders angry over the company’s association with the phone hacking scandal in the UK.
# Poker
Investors step in to buy Dublin-based online poker company
Around 700 people are employed at Pocket Kings, which is the service provider for Full Tilt Poker. Full Tilt had its licence suspended earlier this week.
# Property
Irish Property Council calls for a “truth commission”
The organisation has called for a truth commission that would hold the government, banks, Financial Regulator, Central Bank, and the Department of Finance to account for contributing to the economic crisis.